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I am a retired higher education lecturer, taught programming, mostly C and Assembler for 25 very happy years. Now concentrating on delaying the inevitable as long as possible.


Mar
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
28
asked Using rsync for incremental backup, what happens when original full backup is due for deletion?
Dec
26
asked Can I change the exclude file list while running rsync under a cron job
Dec
24
comment What root directories should I back up?
Thank you Bssrd Kopperud and Anthon for two excellent answers. Unfortunately I can only mark one of them as "accepted"
Dec
24
accepted What root directories should I back up?
Dec
20
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
20
asked What root directories should I back up?
Dec
16
asked What should I do about this warning message?
Nov
26
revised Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
Added paragraph about unexpected reboots.
Nov
26
comment Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
Thanks sim. The power is not completely off, since the light in the USB mouse continues to glow, although that may simply mean that the PSU is powered up ready for switch on again.
Nov
26
revised Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
added 40 characters in body
Nov
26
asked Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
Nov
23
accepted How to unmount flash drive gparted says busy
Nov
23
asked How to unmount flash drive gparted says busy
Nov
21
asked How can I recover disk space shown by the difference in disk usage between ls and du
Nov
14
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
5
comment Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Thanks again switch87, worked instantly and brilliantly, but now please, for my curiosity, how did you discover that, i.e. that unzipping etc not needed? -- it is so counter-intuitive that I would never have thought of even looking at that as a possibility.
Nov
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accepted Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Nov
4
revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Altered the Question to reflect the successful outcome.